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Collection Reference Number GLC02494.02
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1847 
Title Henry Clay to Adam Beatty about Polk's demand and supports Taylor for president
Date 29 April 1847
Author Clay, Henry (1777-1852)  
Recipient Beatty, Adam  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Discusses President Polk's demand of all land above 26 degrees latitude, from the gulf to the Pacific Ocean. Writes that if a military candidate is necessary, he supports General Zachary Taylor for president. Beatty, of Mason County, Kentucky, had a long career as an attorney and judge. Written by Henry Clay from his estate, Ashland, in Lexington, Kentucky.
Subjects Government and Civics  Politics  Election  Military History  Boundary or Property Dispute  Latin and South America  Mexican War  President  Land Transaction  American Statesmen  
People Clay, Henry (1777-1852)  Beatty, Adam (1777-1858)  
Place written Lexington, Kentucky
Theme Government & Politics; The Mexican War; The Presidency
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859